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Vermeer
Author: Karl Schütz

ISBN: 9783836536417
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 30 October 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 32.0 x 50.0 x 4.8
Description:
Infallible eye: From domestic details to mysterious glances, Johannes Vermeer transformed oil paint into life

His works have prompted a New York Times bestseller; a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth; record visitor numbers at art institutions from Amsterdam to Washington, DC; and special crowd-control measures at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, where thousands flock to catch a glimpse of the enigmatic and enchanting Girl with a Pearl Earring, also known as the Dutch Mona Lisa.

In his lifetime, however, the fame of Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) barely extended beyond his native Delft and a small circle of patrons. After his death, his name was largely forgotten, except by a few Dutch art collectors and dealers. Outside of Holland, his works were even misattributed to other artists. It was not until the mid-19th century that Vermeer came to the attention of the international art world, which suddenly looked upon his narrative minutiae, meticulous textural detail, and majestic planes of light, spotted a genius, and never looked back.

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